DTM Pack. Image Credit: KW Studios

DTM Esports Kicks off for 2024 on RaceRoom

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DTM Esports kicks off the competitive calendar within RaceRoom. With 32 places up for grabs, drivers from all over the world look to compete for a share in the €50,000 prize pool.

The last time the DTM Esports championship ran back in 2022, Team Redline’s Kevin Siggy came away with the title. The Slovenian will be keen to defend his title in 2024. Two years on, however, there are plenty of new faces and teams looking to take his crown away from him.

If you think you have what it takes, head to the RaceRoom online competitions page to sign up.

DTM Esports Pro Championship
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In 2024, the DTM Esports Pro Championship season will consist of two ‘shootouts’ which entail an online leaderboard challenge and a race, to then confirm the season-long entry list. The first leaderboard hot lap challenge closed today (15/01/2024), with the second in RaceRoom (open to everyone) running from the 19th to the 20th of January.

When each leaderboard closes, the top 100 drivers are invited by email to participate in the multiplayer races. The top 56 drivers are then split across two grids to compete in heat 1 and heat 2.

The top 6 competitors of Heat 1 and 2 will directly qualify for the main season of DTM Esports. Positions 7-22 of both heats will move to the last race, heat 3, after which the top 4 are qualified for the main season. Then that sets the entry list for a six-round championship:

2024 DTM ESPORTS CHAMPIONSHIP CALENDAR

  • 01.01.2024 – 15.01.2024: Leaderboard 1
  • 19.01.2024: Shootout 1 Motorsport Arena Oschersleben
  • 19.01.2024 – 29.01.2024: Opening period for Leaderboard 2
  • 02.02.2024: Shootout 2 Circuit Zandvoort
  • 08.03.2024: Round 1 Norisring
  • 15.03.2024: Round 2 Nürburgring
  • 22.03.2024: Round 3 Lausitzring
  • 05.04.2024: Round 4 Sachsenring
  • 12.04.2024: Round 5 Red Bull Ring
  • 19.04.2024: Round 6 Hockenheimring Baden-Württemberg

2020 DTM Esports champion Moritz Löhner was the quickest in the opening shootout leaderboard, ahead of Dörr Esports driver Lucas Müller. Two-time eWTCR champion Bence Bánki also lines up. Other notable drivers include Isaac Price, Jack Keithley and Marko Pejic, fresh from his appearance at the Sim Formula Europe Super-Final.

Image credit: KW Studios

Is RaceRoom Fit For Purpose?

Throughout 2023, RaceRoom received several technical updates and changes, most notably to its tyre model. RaceRoom has always been an underdog compared to the bigger budget titles like iRacing and Assetto Corsa Competizione. But despite this, channelling major headlining esports events like the DTM championship within the sim is great for overall title health and public interest.

If you have not heard about or tried out the new RaceRoom tyre model, take a look here and get yourself on track to give it a try for yourself!

Additionally, on the 8th of December last year, KW Studios brought the 2023 DTM pack to the forefront of its free-to-enter sim racing title. The content pack brought the full grid (minus Lamborghini) to RaceRoom with all the drivers, cars and liveries. Notably for the esports series, it debuted the Ferrari 296 GT3 and Audi R8 LMS GT3 Evo II.

Image credit: DTM.com

All six events, as well as the qualifying phase, will be shown live on the DTM YouTube channel with commentary available in both German and English.

Are you going to give RaceRoom‘s DTM Esports championship a shot? Tell us on Twitter at @OverTake_gg or in the comments down below!

Sports Journalism graduate from Solent Southampton University with a burning passion for motorsport. I've been sim racing virtually all my life, I started out with Toca 2 Touring Cars when I was very young and now attempt to compete in the likes of iRacing and Rfactor 2. I graduated University in July, and got married to my beautiful wife Rachel at the end of August.